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"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect." ~ Anais Nin

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We Are All Full of Stars - Poems for #NationalPoetryDay

Poetry

We Are All Full of Stars - Poems for #NationalPoetryDay

Appeasing the Gods, or Let Them Eat Honey Cake

Roman recipe

Appeasing the Gods, or Let Them Eat Honey Cake

Scappi's Braised Beef - An Interpretation of a Renaissance Recipe

Bartolomeo Scappi

Scappi's Braised Beef - An Interpretation of a Renaissance Recipe

Crystal King's July Ponderings, Tastings, Travels, Readings and General Updates

italy

Crystal King's July Ponderings, Tastings, Travels, Readings and General Updates

Beauty and Makeup in Ancient Rome

Amores

Beauty and Makeup in Ancient Rome

Learning from Leonardo Da Vinci

inspiration

Learning from Leonardo Da Vinci

All Things Italy Spring Roundup 2018

italy

All Things Italy Spring Roundup 2018

Fit for Royalty - Flamingo Tongue, an Ancient Roman Food

ancient rome

Fit for Royalty - Flamingo Tongue, an Ancient Roman Food

Feast of Sorrow - Now in Paperback!

Feast of Sorrow

Feast of Sorrow - Now in Paperback!

Can You Guess How to Pronounce Apicius?

ancient rome

Can You Guess How to Pronounce Apicius?

My Favorite 2017 Books Set in Italy

books set in italy

My Favorite 2017 Books Set in Italy

Ten Tips to Entice Authors to Visit Your Book Club

Book Clubs

Ten Tips to Entice Authors to Visit Your Book Club

Seven Food Ideas for Your Next Book Club Meeting

Book Clubs

Seven Food Ideas for Your Next Book Club Meeting

How Testing (and Tasting!) Ancient Roman Recipes Helped Me Write My Novel

Ancient Roman Food

How Testing (and Tasting!) Ancient Roman Recipes Helped Me Write My Novel

Tasting the Past: An Ancient Roman Recipe for Parthian Chicken

Ancient Roman Food

Tasting the Past: An Ancient Roman Recipe for Parthian Chicken

Feast of Sorrow Long-Listed for Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

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Feast of Sorrow Long-Listed for Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

Oh Snap!

Anjali Mitter Duva

Oh Snap!

#IWriteBecause

charity

#IWriteBecause

FEAST OF SORROW is 1 Week Old!

Books

FEAST OF SORROW is 1 Week Old!

Video Did Not Kill This Radio Star

Feast of Sorrow

Video Did Not Kill This Radio Star

Out With the Old, In With the New

2016

Out With the Old, In With the New

An Italian Roundup for September

amatrice

An Italian Roundup for September

M.F.K. Fisher...not a food writer?

food

M.F.K. Fisher...not a food writer?

52 in 52: Books Read in June, July and August

52 books

52 in 52: Books Read in June, July and August

Summer Faves

Books

Summer Faves

52 in 52: Books Read in April & May

52 books

52 in 52: Books Read in April & May

52 in 52: Books Read in March

Books

52 in 52: Books Read in March

Palazzo Farnese: The most imposing Italian palace of the 16th century

architecture

Palazzo Farnese: The most imposing Italian palace of the 16th century

52 in 52: February Books Read

52 books

52 in 52: February Books Read

Beauty in Ancient Rome

ancient rome

Beauty in Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome – Podcast Style

Ancient history

Ancient Rome – Podcast Style

Robot Romans

Blog

Robot Romans

Hidden Rome - Villa Medici

architecture

Hidden Rome - Villa Medici

52 in 52: January Books Read

Blog

52 in 52: January Books Read

Touchstone Books is Publishing FEAST OF SORROW

Apicius

Touchstone Books is Publishing FEAST OF SORROW

L'Amore Esiste - Love Exists

Blog

L'Amore Esiste - Love Exists

My 100 Favorite Books

100 favorite books

My 100 Favorite Books

New Year's Goals and Resolutions of the Bookish, Writing Type

Blog

New Year's Goals and Resolutions of the Bookish, Writing Type

I Did It! 52 Books in 2015: November - December

52 books

I Did It! 52 Books in 2015: November - December

Buon Natale!

Andrea Bocelli

Buon Natale!

The Fabulous Kessler Twins

1950s

The Fabulous Kessler Twins

52 books in 2015: A reading list for Jul-Oct

52 books

52 books in 2015: A reading list for Jul-Oct

Incredible Infographic on the Impact of Ancient Rome, a City of Firsts

Ancient Roman architecture

Incredible Infographic on the Impact of Ancient Rome, a City of Firsts

Learning Languages with Yabla

Blog

Learning Languages with Yabla

June's Books - On My Way to 52

52 books

June's Books - On My Way to 52

Honey in Ancient Rome

ancient recipes

Honey in Ancient Rome

I Have an Agent! Signing with GO Literary

Amaryah Orenstein

I Have an Agent! Signing with GO Literary

On my way to 52! Reading a book a week.

52 books

On my way to 52! Reading a book a week.

Rome by Drone!

Blog

Rome by Drone!

It's Time for a Summer Writing Retreat!

Arts

It's Time for a Summer Writing Retreat!

Writing Rules? Who needs them!

advice

Writing Rules? Who needs them!

A Taste of the Renaissance in Boston

Bartolomeo Scappi

A Taste of the Renaissance in Boston

A Look at the New Pompeii Movie

ancient rome

A Look at the New Pompeii Movie

My Favorite Christmas Carol - Ringing of the Bells

Bell-ringer

My Favorite Christmas Carol - Ringing of the Bells

Oldest European Medieval Recipes Found

Bartolomeo Scappi

Oldest European Medieval Recipes Found

Close Your Eyes To Box More Clever

aging

Close Your Eyes To Box More Clever

A Writers' Retreat

Anita Shreve

A Writers' Retreat

Italian Music Gibberish: Prisencolinensinainciusol

Adriano Celentano

Italian Music Gibberish: Prisencolinensinainciusol

My Favorite Books of 2013 So Far

Achilles

My Favorite Books of 2013 So Far

The Muse and the Marketplace - Two M's that Writers Rely on For Their Craft

Author

The Muse and the Marketplace - Two M's that Writers Rely on For Their Craft

Rome Aerial Views Are Breathtaking

aerial view

Rome Aerial Views Are Breathtaking

Learning a Language - Can You Use That Word in a Sentence?

Blog

Learning a Language - Can You Use That Word in a Sentence?

Chuck Palahniuk at the Muse and the Marketplace 2011

Amanda Palmer

Chuck Palahniuk at the Muse and the Marketplace 2011

Dante and Roberto Benigni - Tutto Dante

Blog

Dante and Roberto Benigni - Tutto Dante

Adorable Italian Ad: Armando's Dream

advertising

Adorable Italian Ad: Armando's Dream

Mustard Beets

ancient rome

Mustard Beets

Learning Italian - La Bella Lingua

ancient rome

Learning Italian - La Bella Lingua

A New Fragrance Trend? Smelling Like Old Books & Dead Authors

authors

A New Fragrance Trend? Smelling Like Old Books & Dead Authors

White Smoke and a New Pope

Blog

White Smoke and a New Pope

Brilliant Literary T-Shirts

Blog

Brilliant Literary T-Shirts

The Fringe Benefits of Failure

benefits of failure

The Fringe Benefits of Failure

On Writing: The Power of Rejection

agent

On Writing: The Power of Rejection

Glykinai - Sweet Wine Cakes (Crackers)

ancient rome

Glykinai - Sweet Wine Cakes (Crackers)

How Many Writing Rules Do We Need?

authors

How Many Writing Rules Do We Need?

The Renaissance Papal Conclave: What Did They Eat?

Bartolomeo Scappi

The Renaissance Papal Conclave: What Did They Eat?

Book Review: All This Talk of Love by Christopher Castellani

All This Talk of Love

Book Review: All This Talk of Love by Christopher Castellani

A Bird's Eye View of the Roman Forum - 3D Video

3D

A Bird's Eye View of the Roman Forum - 3D Video

Sweet Spinach Pie - A Renaissance Recipe

Bartolomeo Scappi

Sweet Spinach Pie - A Renaissance Recipe

Palathai - Easy, Quick and Delicious Fig Cakes

Blog

Palathai - Easy, Quick and Delicious Fig Cakes

Learning More About Renaissance Chef Bartolomeo Scappi

Bartolomeo Scappi

Learning More About Renaissance Chef Bartolomeo Scappi

A Tiny Tiny Roman Forum

ancient rome

A Tiny Tiny Roman Forum

The Vestal Virgin Hairstyle, Recreated

Ancient history

The Vestal Virgin Hairstyle, Recreated

Parthian Chicken

ancient rome

Parthian Chicken

When the Past and Present Merge: Finding Richard III

Blog

When the Past and Present Merge: Finding Richard III

The Fun Side of Research

Agostino Chigi

The Fun Side of Research

Italy from Space

Blog

Italy from Space

Italia in Primavera

Blog

Italia in Primavera

Creativity Begets Creativity: The Writing Group

Blog

Creativity Begets Creativity: The Writing Group

Off to BlogHer 2012! Plus my guilty secret - Martha Stewart

Blog

Off to BlogHer 2012! Plus my guilty secret - Martha Stewart

Beautiful Book Art: Justin Rowe

beautiful

Beautiful Book Art: Justin Rowe

Renaissance Pizza Delivery?

Bartolomeo Scappi

Renaissance Pizza Delivery?

Fun facts about Renaissance Italy

Alessandro Farnese

Fun facts about Renaissance Italy

Can You Imagine What Ancient Rome Was Like?

320 AD

Can You Imagine What Ancient Rome Was Like?

Crunchy Tasty Dormice

Alice

Crunchy Tasty Dormice

A new trend? Ancient Roman baby names? Really?

Aelia

A new trend? Ancient Roman baby names? Really?

On the Fourth of July...

Blog

On the Fourth of July...

Fifty Shades of Green

Alina Reyes

Fifty Shades of Green

Summer Lightning Storms

Blog

Summer Lightning Storms

Food for the Gods - Roman Honey Cakes

ancient

Food for the Gods - Roman Honey Cakes